Downtown’s scenic alleys are a memorable part of the urban landscape. Through partnership with the City of Jamestown Department of Public Works, Jamestown High School, JCC, Tom Mason, Vacanti’s Extreme Signs, Volt Vision, and the Gebbie Foundation, the JRC has turned Potters Alley into a gallery for superb art by local students.
The Winter Garden Theater was a fixture of the downtown entertainment scene for over 75 years. But after going dark in the early 1990s, the theater became a blight on Main St. After careful study of renovation options, the decision was made to bring the theater down and replace it with a public plaza. The Phase One of the plaza project was completed in 2011. Today, the plaza features a patio for the Wine Cellar and space for events including Thursday concerts during the summer and movies during LucyFest. In addition, the space allows for passive enjoyment of the surrounding cityscape.
In 2017, the JRC will implement Phase Two of the Winter Garden Plaza project that includes plans for additional landscaping, seating, lighting, and a covered stage area. The second phase is made possible through support from the Gebbie Foundation as well as from Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model via the New York State Consolidated Funding Application program.